Writer's Institute

Florida SouthWestern State College's
Annual Lee Bennett Hopkins
Writing for Children: Inspiration to Publication

Lee Bennett Hopkins
Lee Bennett Hopkins

Lee Bennett Hopkins is a prolific writer of books for adults and children. He is one of the leading writers and anthologists of poetry. He is the namesake and founder of Lee Bennett Hopkins / Penn State University Award for Children's Poetry, and Lee Bennett Hopkins / International Reading Association Promising New Poet Award. He has won numerous awards and honors for his writing including the 2009 National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) "Excellence in Poetry for Children" the 1995 Christopher Award, and the 1996 Golden Kite Honor Book Award for his autobiographical poetry collection Been to Yesterdays. Recent works include I Am the Book, Sharing the Seasons, Amazing Faces, City I Love, and Incredible Inventions.

For more information visit Lee Bennett Hopkins' Website

Contact Information

  • Elaine Schaeffer at Florida SouthWestern State College
    (239) 489-9265

  • Eileen DeLuca at Florida SouthWestern State College
    (239) 985-3498